Catholic Mass at Disney

You have several options for Catholic Mass at Disney.

Unfortunately, Mass is no longer an option on Disney property on a regular basis. Catholic Mass use to be available every Sunday at the Disney Polynesian Resort. That is no longer the case and hasn’t been since at least 2004 or so. However, mass is offered at the Contemporary Resort on Christmas and Easter.

The closest option for Catholic Mass is available at Mary, Queen of the Universe Catholic Shrine. HOWEVER, there is another option that may be a mile or two further but will actually be a much better option for several reasons.

The BETTER option is Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Celebration.

Corpus Christi may be a few miles further but in reality Taxi or Uber will get you there much quicker. Additionally, the mass, in general, is a much better experience — especially spiritually.

Uber can get you there in about 10 minutes and the cost will be around $10 to $12. If you go to the closer option (Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine) the costs may be a $1 or $5 more — because the line to get out of the church is almost as bad as the line for Space Mountain. Seriously, it’s true. The way the church is situated there is a long line to get into the church and a long line to get out. And, EVERYONE going to church from any Orlando attraction is here.

Take my advice, GO to Corpus Christi in Celebration. It’s a nice parish community where everyone is friendly and you feel like you are home. In fact, the last time we attended mass here in July our Uber driver was actually a member of the parish.


Princess Meet & Greet

1886894dpAnother Meet and Greet is coming to the Magic Kingdom.  I remember the days where park visitors had to run around the parks playing ‘I spy’ a princess/character hoping to track down a character to have a photo taken.  Nowadays, it’s a bit more streamlined … with still another line … but hey, at least you know where to go and don’t have to ‘hope’ you might see a character when you are there.

The big date appears to be September 18th, 2013 when the royal court opens at the center of Fantasyland (where the old Snow White attraction use to be).  Cinderella, Rapunzel, and other Disney princesses will greet their guests.

The whole atmosphere promises to be very royal-like with stained-glass windows, high ceilings, and stone work.   Guests will enter a large space filled with pictures of the princesses and then split off into rooms to meet with the princesses.


Fit for Disney

It’s definitely time to think ‘fitness’ if you are planning a Disney World vacation this summer!  There’s a lot of physical activity walking the parks and you want to be at your best to enjoy all that the parks have to offer!  Plus, those resorts have some great pools and water activities — time for a great looking swimsuit … yea, I know, not something we want to think about in March.

Do you have a 24HourFitness center in your area?  Click on the banner below to check locations and sign up for a free pass — it might be exactly what you need to get Fit for the Mickey!

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We’re back

Sad news!  Unfortunately, during a wordpress upgrade something went wrong and I lost all 6 years of posts in this blog.  I’ve tried everything to restore and it’s lost.

So we begin again anew.  Stay tuned for more Disney adventures from this Disney-crazed family as we plan yet another year’s vacation to the most magical place in the world.